Category Archives: Windows Server 2016

Techgenix Article: Manage on-premises servers using Azure Server Management Tool

Hello folks, Last week, I published an article explaining the process to configure SMT (Server Management Tool) which in Preview on Microsoft Azure. A second article is coming up and…

Installing Server Management tools

In this tutorial, we are going over the process to install the required software in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 to support SMT (Server Management Tools)…

Storage Spaces Direct Calculator

When planning your Storage Spaces Direct implementation, the administrator must consider several key points during the design phase. In this Tutorial, we will be using a Storage Spaces Direct calculator…

Using DNS Console cache to troubleshoot a geo-location block issue

How to use DNS Manager to troubleshoot a geo-location restriction in the firewall. Solution I had this interesting situation in one of my customers, where he wasn’t able to resolve…

Auditing logon events with FortiGate

How to enable Auditing on Active Directory. One of my customers was implementing web filtering using Active Directory with Fortigate firewall appliances. The solution requires a couple of Event IDs…

How to run Best Practices Analyzer in Windows Server 2012 R2

In this Tutorial we are going over the process to run the BPA (Best Practices Analyzer) on Windows Server 2012 R2. The Best Practices Analyzer concept has been out there…

Performing Backup on your DHCP Server

In this Tutorial we will be checking the process to protect the DHCP Server database using the automatic configuration, Graphical User Interface and PowerShell.  Solution By default the backup database…

Managing Office 2016 using Group Policies

Adding administrative templates to support your Office 2016 is critical for administrators that want to manage certain components from a central location. Solution The process is simple, the first step…

How to update Group Policies admx templates to Windows 10

In this Tutorial we are going over the process to update the Group Policies files (admx) to support the latest version of Windows 10 including Microsoft Edge. Solution If you…

How to retrieve serial number from a server using WMI

In some situations the administrator has to retrieve the serial number of a server to check warranty and etc. In this Tutorial we are going over the process to retrieve…